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Friday, August 27, 2010

Game Changer- Google Calls

So this week Google unleashed a very subtle but awesome little tweak to Gmail: calling.

Not only that, but they made all calls in the US (and Canada maybe?) free.

What does that mean. If you have microphone on your computer, and you can press buttons, you can make calls right from your desktop. So what you might ask? Soooo why pay for minutes if you can get it for free. Sooooo why pick up another device if you are already rocking the laptop? So why is calling plans and contracts still part of our lives when data is just starting to flow free? Sure is slightly like skype but here is the deal: We need more of this kind of thing. Things that blur the line between calling and internet bringing to light that it is all just data transfer, and paying for min's and calling plans are archaic and the old business model.

Now is an exciting time to be alive. We are on the precipice of a tech explosion, the likes of which we have never witnessed.

I expect our children's, children may not even own or know what a phone really was. Voice and video and data will be regarded as just info, and it will be moved effortlessly over networks with little thought to how they are different.

Once again, I am both excited and scared for the future.

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